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03 Mar 2012

Dailuaine 1983 (Archives)

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: Dailuaine

The first batch of the Dutch Archives series also features a Dailuaine 1983. Time to compare.

 

Dailuaine 1983 ArchivesDailuaine 28 yo 1983 (47,3%, Archives 2012, hogshead #865, 265 btl.)

Nose: obviously similar to the Dailuaine 1983 by Asta Morris, although it shows more vanilla and a nice custard sweetness. A tad more fruits as well. Lime rather than lemon. Oranges and yellow apples. Still the same chalkiness and big grassy notes. Butter and malt. Mouth: oily and bittersweet. A strange mixture of (not so fresh) fruits (cider apple, tangerine), beeswax and gingerbread. Vanilla cake or rather the dough to make it. Orange flower honey. Quite a lot of heather again. Zesty grapefruit. Finish: medium long, creamy, gingery and zesty.

Slightly strange stuff again (feel free to read “unique stuff”), though the added sweetness and vanilla makes this one a tiny bit more ‘classic’ than the Asta Morris version. Around € 85, sold in the bottler’s own Whiskybase shop.

Score: 84/100

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